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HUISMAN, Theil W. 1862-1945


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/7/2016 at 16:10:33

T. W. Huisman Dies Friday At Little Rock

T. W. Huisman, who spent the greater part of his active life on Grundy county farms, died last Friday night at Little Rock, Ia., from heart trouble. The body was brought to Grundy Center Monday by an undertaker from George, Iowa.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. David Alexander were held in the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon.

Burial was by the side of his first wife in the Grundy Center cemetery.

Theil Wilhelm Huisman was born October 12, 1862, at Simonswolde, Ostfreisland, Germany, and passed away on Sept. 14 at the age of 82 years, 11 months, 2 days.

At the age of 19 years he left the land of his birth where he grew to manhood, received his elementary secular and his religious training, and came to the United States of America. He first made his home and worked as a hired man in the vicinity of Wellsburg. On May 10, 1884, he was united in marriage to Miss Harmke Voogd, and this union was blest with nine children. This family first lived near Ackley and then moved on a farm north of Aplington. Later they lived on places at Parkersburg for about 11 years, and also in the vicinity of Grundy Center nearly 26 years.

It was on the 31st of July, 1933, his beloved wife passed away and he was left a widower for about three years when he was again united in marriage to Mrs. Gepka Pruin of Little Rock, on Nov. 5, 1936. They resided at Little Rock, with the exception of six months when they lived in Grundy Center.

Mr. Huismann usually enjoyed good health until 5 years ago, when due to an accident he began to fail, for which cause he sought the intermittent advice of a physician. But his weak heart condition became more evident of late and he suddenly passed away last Friday evening about 11 o'clock.

Surviving are the widow; two sons, Peter of Grundy Center and William of Parkersburg; four daughters: Thresa, Mrs. George Rand of Parkersburg; Tillie, Mrs. Fike Saathoff of Grundy Center; Margaret, Mrs. Morris Bing of Waterloo; and Minnie, Mrs. Tony Hinders of Grundy Center; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother at Dumont, Ia. Two infant daughters and one son at the age of 11 years preceded their father in death.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 September 1945, pg 12


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